Is this really what I wanted to be when I grew up?

  • How Do I Do What? – Part 2 March 2020 After a few pleasantries Gary gets into the interview. The standard questions, “tell me about yourself,” “what qualifies you for this position,” “tell me about a time when you and a co-worker full on hated each other and wished for the slow, painful, untimely demise of each other and how you resolved the conflict ...
  • How Do I Do What? – Part 1 March 2020 I have a job interview today. A real live job interview. It’s not over the phone or Zoom or that insidious HireVue piece of crap interview thing. Nope. This is a face to face, one on one, shake your hand, look you in the eyes interview. Finally. If only I actually wanted this job. It’s ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid -Job Interview Cancellation October 2020 I’m so irritated, I can’t believe this. Another interview just got cancelled – 40 minutes before the interview. 40 minutes. This is a job I actually want, so I’ve spent hours researching this company, talking to employees, mentally psyching myself up. I put on make-up for fuck’s sake! I’m numbing with a pumpkin chocolate chip ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid – THIS is diversity? October 2020 I’d like to get back to my brilliant cousin and the fact that he’s financially blessed and how it affects the rest of us job hunters. By the way, my brilliant cousin’s bank account is none of my business and that’s not what this post is about. He has worked hard and deserves every ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid: Part 9 September 2020 Whatever happened to hiring a human – a living, breathing person? Companies are so focused on saving time and money, that they utilize software that hires a resume and not a human. What kind of company are you that you care more about a fucking resume than the person behind it? Wait a minute. It’s ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid: Part 8 September 2020 The good news is that my brilliant cousin – who also happens to be financially blessed which plays a part in this whole thing (which I’ll get to in a minute) – found a solution. He located a software engineer who had worked for a couple of these “fuck you and your pathetic resume” ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid: Part 7 September 2020 So my brilliant cousin wasn’t getting interviews, just like I wasn’t getting interviews, and it’s baffling to us because we’re fucking amazing. Unfortunately, “fucking amazing” doesn’t get you much these days. Forget about our talent, our experience, our intellect and our badass-ness; when it comes to job hunting, none of that stuff matters. It’s ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid: Part 6 September 2020 Back to my brilliant cousin and our inspired theory as to why we’re not getting hired. He and I commiserate occasionally. All commiserating and no play make Beatrice and her brilliant cousin dull, bitter alcoholics. Which reminds me, I need to watch The Shining again. It’s been way too long and September is practically ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid: Part 5 September 2020 My cousin is freakin’ brilliant. I know everyone says that about their cousin, but mine really is. He got near perfect scores on the SAT and ACT. He’s been recruited from one high-tech company to another for years. He’s a software engineer who was making $350,000 in Seattle until Covid hit and he was ...
  • Job Hunting During Covid: Part 4 August 2020 Dear Neighbor Down the Hall Who Means Well: Please, please, please don’t give me advice on how to find a job. I know you mean well, but let’s be honest, you haven’t had to job hunt in over 15 years and I have and you’ve just been laid off for the first time in your ...